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DEP Attempted To Suppress Controversial Study That Criticized Shale Gas

A state report outlining how climate change will impact Pennsylvania is currently a year and a half late – and there’s still no indication of when it will be released publicly.

The Department of Environmental Protection missed its legally-mandated deadline to publish the report in the spring of 2012.

At a meeting of the DEP’s Climate Change Advisory Committee Tuesday, the department said the report is still going through the review process.

However StateImpact Pennsylvania has obtained a copy of the original draft climate report and internal DEP emails, which reveal an attempt by its Policy Office to suppress controversial research that questions the benefits of natural gas.

Read the full story at the StateImpact Pennsylvania website